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by gartheee
Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: Mahjong Media
Topic: Do you read Akagi manga book in Japanese
Replies: 5
Views: 2704

Re:Do you read Akagi manga book in Japanese

For the life of me, I cannot figure out what people like about Akagi. Incidentally, the story I liked, Risky Edge, finished last month so I don\'t really see any reason to buy Kindai Mahjong at the moment. Also, I discovered the possible reason I liked it so much. Well, I mean, I knew I liked it bec...
by gartheee
Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: Mahjong Media
Topic: MFC tournament videos
Replies: 6
Views: 2618

Re:MFC tournament videos

That is pretty much the best mahjong video in history I\'m sure. By the way, gotta defend the commentator Kojima Takeo (Sensei). There was a comment about him needing a tissue and the Japanese comments on the side were complaining about it too making jokes like he was eating ramen or something while...
by gartheee
Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:31 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: SURVEY: Rules and Variance
Replies: 8
Views: 2556

Re:SURVEY: Rules and Variance

One thing I do have a problem with is trying to tinker with basic game mechanics to satisfy one\'s own bias toward game improvement. I couldn\'t have said it better myself. Though apparently it\'s not enough to stop me from saying more about it myself. First of all I\'m interested to know how you a...
by gartheee
Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Yakuman Club
Replies: 259
Views: 81809

Re:Yakuman Club

Yeah, 4 Concealed Triples (Su-anko-) and 13 Orphans (Kokushi) I\'ve gotten at least 15-20 times each. The best was probably a hand where I had already tsumoed baiman the hand before as dealer and then the next hand tsumoed suanko while I was furiten to put two players under 0 and kill the game. Oh t...
by gartheee
Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:13 am
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: More Thoughts About Menzen Tsumo
Replies: 8
Views: 2805

Re:More Thoughts About Menzen Tsumo

More incidentally, I have yet to play at a Mahjong parlor which recognized Big Wheels as a limit hand, and both it and the All Green hand are so rare as to have essentially no impact on the game anyway. There\'s certainly nothing wrong with changing/adopting special rules to play with your friends. ...
by gartheee
Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Advanced Defense
Replies: 3
Views: 1430

Re:Advanced Defense

That post does look like a pretty good reference on defense. However, I think one more thing should be said about defense, if only I can figure out how to say it without sounding like too pompous an ass. Defense is only really useful when you can assume that your opponents are playing in some sort o...
by gartheee
Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: More Thoughts About Menzen Tsumo
Replies: 8
Views: 2805

Re:More Thoughts About Menzen Tsumo

You make a very persuasive argument against Concealed Self Draw (CSD, Menzen Tsumo), but in the end, I’m not persuaded. First of all, if we’re going to complain about yaku (hand points) that are just based on luck, let’s get rid of the Instant Win hands (tenho and chiho). I know they have infinitely...